Not Hardy But Eminem Was Supposed To Play The Lead Role In Mad Max Fury Road. Do you know that Eminem was supposed to play the role which Hardy got to play in Mad Max Fury Road?
Not Hardy But Eminem Was Supposed To Play The Lead Role In Mad Max Fury Road
In a new article released by Vulture from Mad Max: Fury Road. It was revealed that the famous rapper Eminem was one of the main candidates to play the lead role in the film.
Vulture has released a huge oral history of the 2015 Mad Max: Fury Road product that is worth reading. There are several interesting stories included, one of which is related to the choice of the lead actor in the film. It is mentioned in this article that the director of the film, George Miller, has been looking for Marshall Modarres or Eminem for the role of Max.
Of course, Tom Hardy eventually took on the role of Max. In which starring in the acclaimed film opposite Charlize Theron (played by Fioriosa). “The storytelling master Mark Sexton said:
What I do not hear much about, and George has never acknowledged, is a very vivid memory that George had of Eminem playing Max.
Miller himself confirmed this, saying that he considered Eminem’s role in 8Mile to be “really interesting”. Miller worked with Eminem’s co-star in 8Mile with Britney Murphy on Happy Feet. And the late actor told Miller that Eminem had “amazing talent.”
After that, Sexton said he redesigned several storyboards to put blonde hair on Max to match Eminem. Miller also confirmed that the production team contacted Eminem, but the matter never went further. He said:
We were planning to shoot in Australia at the time and he did not want to leave the United States. I think he had the impression that if the filming was going to be done outside of his own state, then he was ready.
Sexton said at the end that he was glad that this role did not reach Eminem.
Eminem, really? It was completely different. If she had played that role, the feminist story behind Mad Max: Fury Road might have hurt a little.
Mad Max: Fury Road was critically acclaimed and released after its release and won six Academy Awards. A new Furiosa-themed film is currently under construction, starring Queen’s Gambit star Anya Taylor Joy.